Sulphur-crested cockatoo – Cacatua galerita
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo – Cacatua galerita
The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo is a bird of the Psittacidae family.
The bird has a long white plumage which makes the majestic, even if the bird is small, about 50 cm for 900 grams.
It is a widely distributed species in Australia. There are easy to spot with its long great crested, hence its name, which leaves much back and that stands as an antenna. It is also easy to spot thanks to the yellow feathers in its wings and under the tail. We can spot a male from a female unlike eyes. Indeed, the male has eyes bright black while the female has a slight shade of red and is also smaller.
The Sulphur-crested cockatoo lives mainly in Australia, Tasmania and the Aru Islands. It is possible to find some colonies who migrated to Indonesia and even in New Zealand. So they live mainly in human contact, which is why it is a pet coveted!
It is an omnivore. It eats a lot of berries and seeds and some fruit when it is possible for it. In Australia, they are devastating and ravaging entire cultures, so they are often poisoned to better protect fruit and vegetable crops.
The female lays eggs. Reproduction occurs from August to January in the south. Conversely, in the north, it is reversed and is mainly from May to September. After fertilization, the female will lay three eggs to be hatched up for three months. Small will not leave the nest for more than two months.
The bird is not endangered because it is widely found in abundance in the countries mentioned.